Aung San Suu Kyi is free, but has the ruling junta won the battle for Burma’s future?Aung San Suu Kyi’s late husband, Michael Aris, was a good friend of mine at St Antony’s, Oxford. The gentlest of gentle academics, he helped establish a centre in Tibetan studies at Oxford, and converted to Buddhism. In 1972, he married Aung San Suu Kyi, whom he had met while they were both studying in Oxford. They had two young sons, Alexander and Kim, and for a while settled into the quiet life of north Oxford.But as we all know, in 1988, Suu Kyi returned to Burma to tend her ailing mother and soon found herself swept into politics. As the daughter of the martyred hero General Aung San, she was invited to lead Burma’s pro-democracy party, but her success was her undoing and she was placed under arrest by the ruling Slorc (the State Law and Order Restoration Council).